May 19, 2024

Finn Harps’ latest woes continued after some pricey moments led to 2 targets for Tim Clancy’s Cork Metropolis at Finn Park.

Finn Harps…0  Cork Metropolis…2

(By Stuart Connolly at fii Park with pics by Joe Boland)

After a scoreless first-half during which Harps had the higher of the alternatives, Sean Murray discovered the online with an hour gone.

The sport was put past Harps when 16-year-old Jaden Umeh, who has been linked with Portuguese Giants Benfica, took benefit of a mishap on the again so as to add to their tally and open up a sizeable hole on the prime of the primary division.

Finn Harps stay in third place as of 8pm, however by 10pm, that would change attributable to outcomes elsewhere within the league.

With Turner’s Cross at present out of fee, though it’s anticipated to be again so as within the very close to future, this fixture was reversed to Finn Park.

Continued points with the floodlights in Ballybofey meant the sport was penned in for an earlier kick-off.

Motion from the Finn Harps v Cork Metropolis conflict at Finn Harp.. (North West Newspix)

Harps’ therapy room has been busy of late and the most recent accidents resulted in a couple of compelled adjustments for Darren Murphy as he introduced in Ryan Rainey and Shane McMonagle whereas Sean O’Donnell was given his first begin of the marketing campaign.

Eager to get again to profitable methods after back-to-back away defeats, Harps had the higher of the early exchanges.

Patrick Ferry customary the primary alternative for himself as he discovered the house to get a shot away however he got here face-to-face with Bradley Wade whereas the rebound from Sean O’Donnell was tipped over the bar by the netminder.

With slightly below 20 minutes gone, Ferry was within the thick of the motion once more and missed a gilt-edged probability to place the hosts within the lead.

O’Donnell’s persistence after a cross from Rainey stored the assault alive for Harps and the set-up was on a plate for Ferry however he blazed over from six yards and his response mentioned all of it.

Luke O’Brien had an effort which glided over the bar after half an hour as Harps had been in a position to maintain off any main risk from Cork Metropolis.

Motion from the Finn Harps v Cork Metropolis conflict at Finn Park.. (North West Newspix)

Cian Bargary created one alternative for a shot which fizzed narrowly extensive after quarter of an hour however their finest opening was the final motion of the first-half. Joshua Fitzpatrick whipped a ball in from the left and with it solely half cleared, Sean Murray had a pop which was deflected inches extensive of the Harps objective.

The second-half didn’t begin with the identical gusto as the primary and it took till the hour for the primary effort, one which resulted within the opening objective.

Greg Bolger floated in a nook from the left and with time and house, Sean Murray headed residence into the highest left nook.

Cork Metropolis had an opportunity to double their benefit simply two minutes later however Bargary’s strike was straight at Heimer.

Edogun flashed an effort narrowly extensive with simply 20 minutes to go and never lengthy after, Cork punished Harps.

Noe Baba’s hesitation on the ball within the defensive third proved pricey as Umeh nicked in and made no mistake from the sting of the field for his second objective of the marketing campaign.

Cian Bargary (Cork Metropolis) and Tony McNamee (Finn Harps) problem for a free ball. (North West Newspix)

The sport petered out in the direction of the latter phases and the one probability for Harps fell to Tony McNamee, who fired narrowly over from a free kick.

Finn Harps: Tim-Oliver Heimer; Jamie Watson, Matthew Makinson, Noe Baba, Shane McMonagle; Ryan Rainey(Stephen Doherty 59), Luke O’Brien(Chris Lotefa 78), Tony McNamee, Sean O’Donnell(Max Johnston 86), Patrick Ferry(Mark Mbuli 78); Success Edogun.

Cork Metropolis: Brad Wade; Harry Nevin(Darragh Crowley 80), Charlie Lyons, Cian Coleman; Greg Bolger(Barry Coffey 75), Evan McLaughlin, Sean Murray, Cathal O’Sullivan; Joshua Fitzpatrick(Harvey Skieters 80), Cian Bargary, Nathan Wooden(Jaden Umeh 59)

Referee: Mark Moynihan.

Harps’ dip in kind continues as they lose to Cork was final modified: April twenty sixth, 2024 by Workers Author